Buffalo Bayou Brewing – Smoke On The Bayou – 2 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou

Houston’s Awesome (which references Houston’s underground city slogan “Fuck You, Houston’s Awesome!) So is the barbecue at Beaver’s and Goode Company (awesome). Buffalo Bayou is an awesome name. This beer has a great name, cool waxed cap, and “Smoke” written in bold letters right on the front of the bottle, (which makes it very easy to find when scanning shelf after shelf of beer hunting for just one more smokebeer.) One thing that this beer does not have is any hint of smoke. Smoke in name only. Slight changes in the formula have been introduced and therefore The Ministry would be happy to revisit this one, but probably only as a scotch ale, and only if Beaver’s or Goode’s caters the event. Final score 2 out of 7.

Brewer Buffalo Bayou Brewing
Beer Name Smoke on the Bayou
Brewer’s Description A song only our great city can sing. We set out to craft a beer that could only be made in Houston – something that couldn’t be replicated anywhere else on the planet, even in a laboratory. We smoked our malt at Beaver’s, Goode Company and Rockwell’s Tavern up in Cypress, and blended those malts as the base for a strong scotch ale.  Houston’s BBQ scene is literally infused in the malt of this beer.
Food Pairings Barbecue, Beef, Smoked Meat, Game, Grilled Meat
Brewer Location Houston, Texas
Alcohol content by volume 8.0%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) 20
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 1
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 1
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 2

Here’s their website:


And the link to the other Buffalo Bayou beer review which included a do-over review, and a barrel aged version:


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1 Response to Buffalo Bayou Brewing – Smoke On The Bayou – 2 Smokestacks (out of 7)

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